Tboli is a member of the South Mindanao branch of the Philippine language family. It is spoken on the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines, mainly in South Cotabato province, and also in Sultan Kudarat and Sarangani provinces. In the year 2000 there were about 95,000 speakers of Tboli, which is also known as Tagabili or T'boli, and is pronounced [tˈbɔːli].

Tboli is used in school, and there is some written material in the language, including poetry, a dictionary, a grammar, and a translation of the Bible.

Tboli alphabet and pronunciation

There is no standard way to write Tboli. This is one possible way, based on Tagalog.

Tboli alphabet and pronunciation


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Sample of spoken Tboli

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Information about Tboli

Philippine languages

Aborlan Tagbanwa, Agutaynen, Bantik, Bikol, Binukid, Blaan, Buhid, Bukid, Buol, Calmian Tagbanwa, Casiguran Dumagat Agta, Central Tagbanwa, Gorontalo, Hanuno'o, Iranun, Iraya, Isnag, Kagayanen, Kalanguya, Kapampangan, Klata, Maguindanao, Mamanwa, Manide, Maranao, Matigsalug, Molbog, Mongondow, Obo, Palawano, Ratahan, Rinconada Bikol, Sangirese, Suwawa, Tagalog, Tagabawà, Talaud, Tawbuid, Tboli, Tiruray, Tombulu, Tondano, Tonsawang, Umiray Dumaget, Western Subanon

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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